NFL Exec Reveals Team Tom Brady Will Sign With In 2020
An NFL exec revealed the team Tom Brady will sign with in 2020.
Heading into the offseason, Brady’s looming decision is the hottest topic in football.
The 42-year-old is set to become an unrestricted free agent in one month, and nobody really knows what direction he will go in.
Recently, Mike Sando of The Athletic spoke to an anonymous NFL exec who indicated that New England remains the favorite to retain Brady, with the Las Vegas Raiders essentially serving as a fallback option if that scenario does not work out.
The Los Angeles Chargers also remain a contender for Brady’s services, albeit less so than the two previously described organizations.
“They don’t need the bang the way the Chargers do, but I think they (Raiders) would like it and I do think where there is smoke, there is fire, and some of that stuff that comes out about [Derek] Carr and Gruden is probably true,” the executive said.
“The Raiders become a fallback position for Brady in my view. If it turns out Brady really wants to get away from Bill Belichick and he is out of there no matter what, then I think the Raiders become the next best possibility.
This past week, longtime NFL reporter Larry Fitzgerald Sr. tweeted out that the Raiders would offer Brady a deal for two years worth $30 million annually.
I’m told 🏈Las Vegas is prepared to offer @TomBrady $60 million over 2 years.
— Larry Fitzgerald Sr. (@FitzBeatSr) February 14, 2020
Seeing as the team owes Carr $60 million over the next three seasons, something would definitely need to be done to free some money up.
Moreover, it has also been reported that New England is willing to offer Brady something very similar — $60 million over to years.
If Brady receives identical or near identical offers from the Patriots and Raiders, would he really rather go to Las Vegas?
That is the question that will ultimately determine the fates of a lot of franchises in the NFL.
Brady is going to be the first domino to fall in a series of quarterback shifts around the league.
Philip Rivers, Jameis Winston, Teddy Bridgewater, Marcus Mariota and to a lesser degree Cam Newton will likely all see their futures modified in some capacity based on the decision Brady makes.
Brady, for his part, has remained pretty open to all available options.
“I’m open-minded about the process,” he said recently on playing elsewhere.
“At the same time, I love playing football and I want to continue to play and do a great job. I’m looking forward to what’s ahead. Whatever the future may bring, I’ll embrace it with open arms.”
Patriots owner Robert Kraft has repeatedly insisted that he wants Brady back, but he also wants to give his friend the room to make the decision he feels is best for him.
“Before the season started it was very important to Tom that he be free to do whatever he wanted at the end of the year,” Kraft said.
“You know what I said to myself? That any person who plays 20 years for this team and helps us get to six Super Bowls, and been really selfless, has earned that right.
“I love the young man like he’s part of my family. Blood family. Anyone who’s done that has earned the right to control his future after 20 years.
“And you know, my hope and prayer is number one, he plays for the Patriots. Or number two, he retires. He has the freedom to decide what he wants to do and what’s in his own best personal interest.”
What will Brady ultimately decide to do? We are less than one month away from getting our answer, once and for all.